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Jun 16

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First Advisory Board Meeting at FIMPRO in Mexico

March 2016. Recently, the members of the newly founded IMMF Advisory Board had their first meeting, taking place at FIMPRO in Guadalajara, Mexico. There was also an IMMF Meeting with many colleagues from MMF Latam.   We proudly announce the members of the IMMF Advisory Board: Fabrizio Onetto  (Mexico) Keith Harris (United ...

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Feb 16

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First IMMF Steps in Belarus

        Feb 24th, 2016 Last week the IMMF made its first steps in Belarus. Volker May, IMMF Chair as well as music manager and booker with over 30 years of experience in the business, and Daria Wabnitz, IMMF Project Manager and singer of the self-managed band THE JOOLES, held a one-day seminar […]

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Feb 16

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Equity Stakes – It’s how you share that makes it fair

Feb 10th, 2016. We are taking the opportunity to revisit a discussion that informs our agenda of “Fairness and Transparency.” The following release is an in running comment on an as yet unresolved process.   Stating the obvious is fine, but we want to move forwards   Across the opening six weeks of 2016 various […]

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Nov 15

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Comments on the terror attacks in Paris

Friday, November 13, 2015 will always be remembered as a dark day for mankind in general and for our professional family, that of the music industry, in particular. For the first time, it’s our family, that embodies professionalism and passion for music, cultural diversity and the celebration of a life of happiness and ...

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Oct 15

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Support for good art, and good taste

October 1st 2015   IMMF board elections were held over the weekend at Hamburg’s Reeperbahn conference, new members joined, and we expanded our executive team to embrace more countries and languages. IMMF officials were appointed by manager representatives of 17 IMMF member organisations from 16 countries with a new chair ...

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Jun 15

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IMMF at Midem 2015

The IMMF waved its flag at Midem 2015 in Cannes, France. Like in the last years we hosted several events incl.   _ two “Meet the Managers” sessions _ a Panel under the title “Artist Managers as Entrepreneurs” _ the IMMF Council Meeting _ an informal Dinner.   We want to thank Midem for the […]

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May 15

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Open letter on Record Label and Music Publisher Deals in the Digital Market

  Andrus Ansip (Vice-President, Digital Single Market) Günther Oettinger (Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society) European Commission, Rue de la Loi 200 1049 Brussels   Maria A. Pallante (United States Register of Copyrights and Director US Copyright Office) Jacqueline C. Charlesworth (General Counsel and Associate ...

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Aug 14

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Preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa

Luxembourg, 28th of August   Ebola virus disease, a highly infectious and deadly disease, continues to claim lives in West Africa. As of 26th of August, more than 1,500 people have died in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The virus surfaced in rural Guinea and then spread to the neighbouring countries.   “While ...

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Jul 14

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IMMF Statement in response to the recent WIN/YouTube dispute and other issues of the digital music business

The organisations, artists, and artist managers, that collectively form the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF), respect and value the various stakeholders we work with across the music industry. We all have a shared interest in seeing a healthy ecosystem in which the benefits and rewards generated by the music are fairly and ...

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Jun 14

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Great demand for IMMF panels

Education and international networking are core competences of the IMMF, which need to be maintained by regular sessions around the world. During the last month and a half the IMMF hosted three education and networking events in three countries. They were organized in cooperation with international music conferences, which guaranteed ...

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